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All the R1-million Toyota bakkies, SUVs, and vans you can buy in South Africa

New-car prices in South Africa are steadily continuing their upward ascent, with the country’s favourite automaker, Toyota, currently having six models on offer with window stickers in excess of R1 million.

These include the flagship Hilux Legend RS, the one-and-only Land Cruiser 76 Station Wagon, the entire Prado and Land Cruiser 300 families, the luxurious Quantum VX Premium minibus, and the athletic GR Supra sports car.

If you’re spending upwards of seven figures on a Toyota you can be rest assured that you’ll only receive the best the automaker has to offer.

These are the highlights of all the R1-million Toyota bakkies, SUVs, and vans you can currently buy in South Africa.


Hilux Legend RS – R1,005,000

The range-topping Hilux Legend RS is the only model in the range with an asking price above R1 million.

This specific 4×4 is driven by a 2.8-litre, turbo-diesel motor paired with a six-speed auto-box that produces 150kW and 500Nm. Fuel consumption for this configuration is pegged at 8.0l/100km and it allows a maximum braked towing capacity of 3,500kg and a maximum payload capacity of 775kg.

Standard nice-to-haves on the double cab include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED lights, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure assist, a touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 9-speaker JBL stereo.

The RS designation in its name means it also has a lockable roller shutter above the load box, bin rubberising, and a dust defence kit that seals off the tailgate from any dust that may pass through its gaps.


Land Cruiser 76 LX – R1,022,100

The Land Cruiser 76 line-up only consists of one option, the 4.5-litre LX V8 diesel that generates 151kW and 430Nm.

Not the most efficient, the 76 sips fuel at a rate of 11.9l/100km and goes up to a maximum of 160km/h, and it boasts a towing capacity of 3,500kg as well as a loading capacity of 765 litres.

Utilitarian perfectly describes the rest of the station wagon, as it has chrome bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels, aluminium side steps, and halogen lights; while inside it comes with a manual airconditioner, fabric seats, electric windows, and a central touchscreen with navigation, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and the Miracast/Auto Plus Show smartphone mirroring apps for Android.


Prado – R1,145,500 to R1,349,400

The Prado is available in a total of five options in South Africa split between two powertrains and three trim levels.

You can have it in 2.8-litre, turbo-diesel guise in which it offers 150kW and 500Nm at 7.9l/100km and tows up to 3,000kg; or as a 4.0-litre, V6 petrol that puts out 202kW and 380Nm at 11.3l/100km with a towing cap of 2,500kg, both options channeling drive to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic shifter.

The base TX grade also has one centre limited-slip differential (LSD), whereas the pricier VX and VX-L offer both a centre and rear-centre LSD.

Across the range, the SUV brings keyless entry and start, leather seats, a reverse camera, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, hill and downhill assist, and an infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

On the higher-up VX, owners will get further access to automatic LED lights, rain-sensing wipers, an electric driver seat, built-in navigation, parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring; and on the VX-L, fitments include a lane-keep and pre-crash system, as well as high-beam assist and adaptive cruise control.


Quantum VX Premium – R1,174,800 to R1,179,000

Companies and families looking for one of the most high-end minibusses in South Africa have two versions of the Quantum VX Premium to choose from, one with six and one with nine seats.

Like the Hilux and Prado, the Quantum utilises a 2.8-litre, turbo-diesel plant married to a six-speed box, which in this vehicle produces 115kW and 420Nm.

It’s not so much what’s under the hood that makes up the price of this Toyota, but rather, what’s inside.

The cabin is decked out in anywhere from six to nine luxurious leather seats with captain’s chairs in the second and third row, electric front seats, seat heating for the second row, climate control for the front and rear sections of the passenger cell, USB ports for all seats, and a media system with Apple CarPla and Android Auto playing through 12 speakers.

It also makes things easier for the driver bringing standard LED headlights with automatic high beams, automatic wipers, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure alert, a reverse camera, and built-in navigation.


Land Cruiser 300 – R1,458,900 to R2,095,100

The Land Cruiser 300 is one of the most capable and simultaneously luxurious off-roaders out there and is in incredibly high demand despite its substantial asking price.

In South Africa, buyers have a choice between the base GX-R, the luxurious ZX, and the athletic GR-Sport, all providing unique looks and features that set them apart from one another.

Drivetrain options include a 3.3-litre, twin-turbo diesel unit for all three models, while the ZX and GR-Sport can also be specced with a 3.5-litre, twin-turbo petrol. The former pushes out 225kW and 700Nm, the latter does 305kW and 650Nm, and a 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive system are included in both.

Consumption for the diesel is rated at 8.9l/100km and for the petrol a heavier 12.1l/100km, while all derivatives are capable of towing a healthy 3.5 tonnes.

Leaving little to be desired, the 300’s standard equipment list includes automatic LED lights, keyless entry and start, an electric driver seat, climate control, cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, crawl control, hill and downhill assist, and all-round parking sensors.

Stepping up to the ZX and GR-Sport throws in items like a wireless charger, 14-speaker sound system, panoramic camera programme, seat heating and ventilation, a heated steering wheel, intelligent clearance sonar, lane-trace assist, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring.


GR Supra – R1,488,400 to R1,524,400

The GR Supra is arguably one of the most famous enthusiast sports cars in the world with a long lineage of devotees in its 40-year-plus history.

Launched in 2019 and updated in 2023, the newest model is available in two flavours differentiated by their gearboxes.

The two-door employs a 3.0-litre, turbo-petrol block with a potential of 285kW and 500Nm, which connects to the buyer’s choice between an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual box.

The 0-100km/h sprint is dispensed in 4.4 seconds in the manual and 4.1 seconds in the auto, and top speed is capped at 250km/h for both.

It features a Hairpin+ function, too, allowing more free wheel spin around tight bends with high-friction surfaces, as well as a Track Mode that was tuned to allow for easy drifting with less risk of spinning out.

Creature comforts on the Supra comprise heated Alcantara seats, keyless entry and start, adaptive LED headlights with daytime running lights, dual-zone climate control, a heads-up display, a wireless charger, a central touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12-speaker JBL stereo, a reverse camera, all-round parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure alert, and hill-assist control.


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